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Investment policies

Investment policies

We invest responsibly and manage risk prudently, using a commercially rigorous approach to investment activities and risk management practices. Our investment policies cover our investment strategy, performance benchmarks and our approach to managing risk.

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Our Investment Policies are formulated under Section 68 of the CEFC Act. This version of the policy document became effective on 19 February 2019, when it was approved by the Board.

 

Risk management

The CEFC Board has established an enterprise-wide Risk Management Framework to monitor and manage all areas of risk that our business faces, including strategic, investment and financial risks, operational risks and regulatory risks.

Our Values and the Code of Conduct and Ethics set the standards of behaviour we require of our people. We promote a risk aware culture where:

  • our people are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards
  • we consistently consider “should we” do things and not just “can we” do things
  • our incentive and reward systems are structured to encourage behaviour consistent with our risk appetite and do not reward excessive risk taking
  • we empower our people to the full extent of their abilities and we hold them accountable for their actions
  • we seek to apply leading practices in identifying, assessing, managing and pricing risk
  • we invest in our risk management capabilities, including implementing cost-effective controls.

Consistent with section 68 of the CEFC Act, the Risk Management Framework sets out the manner in which risk is managed for the CEFC’s investments and for the Corporation itself. 

The CEFC does not accept risks that compromise the integrity of the organisation and we require our people to behave ethically. We have appropriate tolerance for the risks necessary to deliver on our statutory and strategic objectives.